Mulugeta Gebekidan, Äthiopien

Mulugeta Gebrekidan is a visual artist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. After studying painting at Addis Ababa University’s Alle School of Fine Arts and Design, he has worked as a studio artist and graphic designer. Mulugeta has participated in exhibitions, residency programs, and workshops in Africa, Europe and the US, including at the Virginia Creative Center for the Arts in the United States, at 32 Degree East in Kampala, Uganda, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria, and at Institut Francais, Kinshasa, DRC. After focusing on painting for several years, his artistic practice shifted toward photography, video, and performance art. For the last four years, he has been creating a platform for visual, conceptual, and public dialogue on social issues through his site-specific works and public art interventions.